Travel Opportunities

A Day Trip to Willa Cather's Red Cloud
Friday, May 5, 2017

Join us on an excursion to one of the most famous villages in American Literature: Red Cloud, Neb., where author Willa Cather spent her childhood. Willa Cather Foundation staff will lead us on a special exploration of the life, times and work of Cather. The day will include a tour of Cather’s childhood home and other historic buildings, a catered lunch at the Red Cloud Opera House and an opportunity to stroll through the exhibits at the Cather Foundation. If the weather cooperates, we may even have a chance to enjoy a glass of wine and a fine May afternoon in downtown Red Cloud.

ADA Accommodation: This tour does include walking and getting on and off the bus at site locations. Individuals requiring accommodation should share this information when registering for the tour.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 28

Event Day/Date: Friday, May 5

Trip Duration Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Departure Location: The bus will depart promptly at 8 a.m. from Gateway Mall parking lot just north of Younker's parking desk. Personal vehicles can be parked in the location for the duration of the trip. The bus will arrive back in Lincoln about 5 p.m.

Cost: The $60 cost includes tour fee, lunch, snacks and transportation via motorcoach. Registration is required. Cancellation after the registratilon deadline date will be non-refundable. Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions.

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Visions of Nebraska: The Sandhills & Niobrara Valley
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

Visit the wide expanses of our state’s north-central region in this second of three in-depth tours celebrating Nebraska’s 150th birthday. Our destinations are varied: the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney; dinner at the Sandhills golf resort, the Prairie Club; tanking or canoeing on the Niobrara; the Diamond Lazy J Ranch; Smith Falls State Park; and much more.

Join your OLLI friends in this relaxed visit to the simple beauty of Nebraska’s Sandhills and the colorful serenity of the Niobrara Valley. It’s an opportunity to appreciate much of what makes this region so special as we celebrate our 150th birthday.

$595 per person for shared accommodations

$745 per person for single accommodations

Travel Dates: June 14-16

Reservation Deadline: May 1

This tour is offered by Valden Tours, Inc., OLLI’s travel partner.

Individuals requesting assistance under the American Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact Valden Tours at the time reservation is made.

Questions? Contact Lee Rockwell, Valden Tours, 402-486-0900,